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Below you will find the definition of qualm, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - uneasiness about the fitness of an action
EXAMPLES - Qualm in a Sentence
- My only qualm with the whole operation was flavor. (source)
- I asked, feeling a qualm of sympathy for the culprit. (source)
- Now, I cancel on restaurant events without a single qualm. (source)
- Without a qualm, he could have his most loyal friend killed. (source)
- Now with a qualm they voted to for adopting the constitution. (source)
- McCain should have no qualm attacking Obama's lack of experience. (source)
- Secondly, there is a more general qualm concerning the SIC principle itself. (source)
- "A qualm or a cringe before 1,200 pounds of enraged bull would be sure death." (source)
- My only real qualm is that BB, like every action film these days, uses the BLUR! (source)
- My only qualm about getting him a set is knowing they probably won't fit next year. (source)
- I researched and found his qualm held merit, and wrote a correction on the World Faith blog. (source)
- I 'm impressed that the Aussies have no qualm about exposing the sheik publicly. kudos to them. (source)
- It's funny, but every qualm someone above has had can be corrected by anyone with java knowledge. (source)
- He knew, without the least qualm of guilt, that he had the most comfortable quarters in the house. (source)
- Barrie was staring pensively through the windshield of the car that Gray had stolen without a qualm. (source)
- With Jill in one of the upstairs rooms, she wouldn't have a qualm about setting up Sami in the other. (source)
- "No," said Dawson, "or if I have, it is a mere momentary qualm which is gone before I can realise it." (source)
- It's painting with a rather broad brush but there's an arguable qualm in there, given our taxpayer largess. (source)
- That wink gave me a momentary qualm for the cargo of dollars in my money-belt, but I was in no case to refuse. (source)
- My only qualm about this otherwise superb book is that it does not convey much sense of what life was like in his empire. (source)
- The carpet merely dodged the embrace, allowing the Tangier to catch nothing but the qualm, and zoomed along the base of the crevasse. (source)
- I laughed at my moment's qualm of foolishness and went below, well content to meet my loved one and to rest secure in her father's wisdom. (source)
- He hardly winced as they shot up out of the crack into the bosom of the tangle tree, though he did have a qualm as the tentacles convulsed. (source)
- The Arizona Governor calls it good legislation from the beginning, but amends the bill a few days after signing to qualm fears of racial profiling ... (source)
- The common characteristic of each qualm, it should be noted, is the ultimate result being the demise of "the greatest health care system in the world." (source)
- And yet her face was set in iron resolution, smouldering and gleeful, and she did mean it, and she would do it, without a qualm, without pause for relenting. (source)
- I really felt all the characters as they were so well drawn and my only qualm is the significance of the pious brother Henry and as he was of no significance. (source)
- I've seen that type personally in my life before (she was my boss!) -- huge ego, unsubstantiated ambition, inferiority complex deep, deep inside, and no qualm. (source)
- It was going to be their way without any discussion, does that seem familiar?, and there was no qualm The ant-federalist got disgusted and boycotted the meetings. (source)
- That qualm aside, what we're seeing this season is a show that has grown confident and comfortable enough to expand its universe while maintaining its tonal control. (source)
- There is only one qualm I have about this thoroughly researched and well-organized exhibition and that is that it's too scholarly, too restrained in its design and presentation. (source)
- It has to be one of the most personable documentaries I have ever seen and my only qualm is that I wish that there were some way to find out how they have progressed since the surgery. (source)
- The only qualm I had -- it was my perennial qualm -- was that I would be found out in my snooping and seen living my life thirdhand, the writer's maddening distance from the real world. (source)
- The presence of tradition strikes me as ironic, given that, etched there amid the other stony abstractions, one polished strip of granite offers -- boldly and with nary a qualm -- Pride. (source)
- I believe in them all, because Truth is everywhere and I have studied every religion from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism and I can say without qualm that every one of em is true to some extent. (source)
- And his only qualm, according to the Washington Post "is said to involve the financial impact on his pregnant wife and two children if he gives up his lucrative medical and journalistic careers." (source)
- And if you have a qualm about something I'm doing based on a single five-minute conversation weeks ago when I'm exhausted and upset, the way to handle it is to contact me directly, via e-mail, chat, or phone. (source)
- Certainly, not zero (particularly given certain demographics) ... but several orders of magnitude less than a very, very long laundry list of things that people routinely register without a qualm as acceptable risks. (source)
- It does sometimes appear that auditors are more than happy to operate within the narrowest interpretations of their role, signing off accounts when one suspects that they must have the odd qualm about the business itself. (source)
- I felt a kind of qualm of faintness and down-sinking about my heart and stomach, to the dispelling of which I took a thimbleful of spirits, and, tying my red comforter about my neck, I marched briskly to the session-house. (source)
- The only qualm she'd felt was that if I learned the truth of the disgraceful way she'd engineered Cumming's downfall, I might recoil from her in virtuous disgust - which only goes to show that after fifty years she knew no more of my true character than I, apparently, did of hers. (source)
- This may also push the ordinary lots to an obvious qualm and worry -- how come a country that needs to make a strenuous effort even to fight back ordinary ailments like Cholera or diarrhea could effectively tackle the more infectious and harder-to-tackle diseases like swine flu or bird flu in the event of their occurrence? (source)
- Well, it means the chap can devote himself to looking at her, which Spotted Tail did most ardently; I realised with a qualm that with the paint and blood absent, he was a deuced fine-looking man, far handsomer even than most Sioux, and although he couldn't understand one word in twenty of what she said he nodded and smiled most appreciatively. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 64.0, which suggests that "qualm" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 29 synonyms for qualm.
agitation, anxiety, apprehension, compunction, conscience, demur, disquiet, foreboding, hesitation, indecision, insecurity, misdoubt, misgiving, mistrust, nervousness, objection, pang, perturbation, presentiment, regret, reluctance, remonstrance, remorse, scruple, suspicion, twinge, uncertainty, unease, uneasiness
We have 12 antonyms for qualm.
approval, calm, calmness, certainty, collectedness, comfort, contentedness, ease, happiness, peace, sureness, trust
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (kwäm, kwôm)
View up to 25 definitions of qualm from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A sudden feeling of sickness, faintness, or nausea.
- (noun) A sudden disturbing feeling: qualms of homesickness.
- (noun) An uneasy feeling about the propriety or rightness of a course of action.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) Mortality; plague; pestilence.
- (noun) A calamity or disaster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Sickness; disease; pestilence; death.
- (noun) A sudden attack of illness, faintness, or pain; an agony.
- (noun) Especially, a sudden sensation of nausea.
- (noun) A prick or scruple of conscience; uneasiness of conscience; compunction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Illness; disease; pestilence; plague.
- (noun) A sudden attack of illness; a turn of faintness or suffering; a throe or throb of pain.
- (noun) Especially, a sudden fit or seizure of sickness at the stomach; a sensation of nausea.
- (noun) A scruple or twinge of conscience; compunction; uneasiness.
- (noun) The boding cry of a raven.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) uneasiness about the fitness of an action
- (noun) a mild state of nausea